Good Eating Habits
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This Coronet cautionary tale attacks excess in customary Fifties fashion, focusing on gluttony. Bill sits down to dinner with an aching stomach because he's eaten badly during the day. Flashbacks and a food-centered nightmare reveal why he's sick.
Not in itself shocking, this film gives pause because the problems it describes Ñ "hidden hunger," where otherwise well-nourished people eat poorly and malnourish themselves Ñ are still very much with us. The difference is that today we might see Bill's bad habits as a manifestation of some individual disorder.
AT THE EVENING MEAL WITH HIS FAMILY, BILL COMPLAINS OF A STOMACH ACHE & FLASHBACKS REVEAL WHY HE IS ILL. LATE FOR SCHOOL IN THE MORNING, BILL GULPED DOWN HIS BREAKFAST, THEN BOLTED HIS SCHOOL LUNCH. NEED FOR GOOD EATING, GOOD FOOD, BALANCED DIET.
Boy playing with model railroad trains
Boy piggishly gulping sodas and eating junk food
Food nightmare; sleeping boy tosses and turns, seeing food projected into space in front of him
Playing with kites
FOOD DIET HEALTH AND SAFETY EDUCATION DINING DINNERS FAMILY LIFE BREAKFASTS LUNCHES CAFETERIAS ILLNESSES NUTRITION STOMACH ACHES PAINS SICKNESS ILLNESS SCHOOLS STUDENTS BOYS CHILDREN PARENTS TRAYS LUNCHROOMS HUMOR SOCIAL GUIDANCE Model Railroads Trains (Model) Piggishness Gluttony
Danger Lurks Safety
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Subject: Well made film for 1951
Well presented for 1951. Enjoyable and informative.
Subject: How Times Have Changed
Subject: A Good Lesson for Us All
Naturally, he is sluggish while playing with his sweet train set. Later, he gets an excruciating stomach ache that can only be cured by a good night's sleep and a mother's love. With the help of the narrator, Bill learns to slow down and savor his meals and also to stay away from the junk food.
In these fast paced times, can't we all take a page from Bill's book and slow down?
Subject: At The Trough
Subject: Freckle Faced Bill
That plate of bacon and eggs had my mouth watering.
A better than average health film.
Subject: Don't mistreat your stomach!
Subject: Me Hungry!